Education: Picturesque

Amid the ruins of Pompeii, the Royal University of Naples celebrated its 700th anniversary by a picturesque pageant. Ancient rites of Parthenope (the Greek Naples) were staged in the twilight, including the "lampaded-romiae," wherein beautiful young women in classic drapery ran about handing symbolically from one generation to another the flaming torch of Life and Science.


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